Home > Sun & Moon > Day and Night World Map

Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

See where the moon is over the horizon

Change time and date

< 4 weeks4 weeks > March equinox 
or choose:

< 1 day1 day >June solstice
< 12 hours12 hours >September equinox
< 6 hours6 hours >December solstice
< 1 hour1 hour >Now/Current time
< 10 minutes10 minutes >

Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 07:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 04' South, Longitude: 66° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.34 meters/second, 1660.8 km/hour, 1032.0 miles/hour or 896.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1032.02 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1032.00 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.6"4.71 miwest0° 22' 48.2"26.12 misouth26.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 07:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 41' North, Longitude: 21° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.30 meters/second, 1531.1 km/hour, 951.4 miles/hour or 826.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.7"951.15 miwest0° 05' 13.3"5.99 misouth951.42 mi
24 hours11° 37' 27.0"761.83 mieast2° 30' 10.1"172.13 misouth786.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Diego GarciaMon 1:20 PM659 km409 miles356 nmEast-southeast ESE
Addu CityMon 12:20 PM940 km584 miles507 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaMon 11:20 AM1245 km774 miles672 nmWest W
MaleMon 12:20 PM1369 km851 miles739 nmNortheast NE
Port LouisMon 11:20 AM1844 km1146 miles995 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ThiruvananthapuramMon 12:50 PM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisMon 11:20 AM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmSouthwest SW
ColomboMon 12:50 PM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmNortheast NE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:50 PM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmNortheast NE
MaduraiMon 12:50 PM2181 km1355 miles1178 nmNortheast NE
Advertising

Astronomy calculators

More information

Related time zone tools